Can Efficiency Improvements Reduce Resource Consumption

  title={Can Efficiency Improvements Reduce Resource Consumption},
  author={Jeffrey B. Dahmus},
type="main"> This work explores the historical effectiveness of efficiency improvements in reducing humankind's consumption of energy resources. Ten activities are analyzed, including pig iron production, aluminum production, nitrogen fertilizer production, electricity generation from coal, electricity generation from oil, electricity generation from natural gas, freight rail travel, passenger air travel, motor vehicle travel, and residential refrigeration. The data and analyses presented here… CONTINUE READING